NTSB Identification: ANC88LA073.
The docket is stored on NTSB microfiche number 35843.
Accident occurred Tuesday, June 28, 1988 in KENAI, AK
Probable Cause Approval Date: 02/28/1989
Aircraft: CESSNA 172, registration: N65928
Injuries: 1 Minor,1 Uninjured.

NTSB investigators may not have traveled in support of this investigation and used data provided by various sources to prepare this aircraft accident report.

THE PILOT STATED THAT HE WAS IN A 180 DEGREE TURN WHEN HE ENCOUNTERED IMC CONDITIONS. THE FLIGHT PATH HAD PLACED THE PILOT IN A VALLEY WITH CLOUD SHROUDED HILLS TO THE SIDES. THE AIRCRAFT STRUCK THE SIDE OF A HILL AT 1780 MSL.

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

VFR FLIGHT INTO IMC..INADVERTENT..PILOT IN COMMAND

The National Transportation Safety Board determines the probable cause(s) of this accident to be:

WEATHER EVALUATION..INACCURATE..PILOT IN COMMAND


Contributing Factors

TERRAIN CONDITION..MOUNTAINOUS/HILLY


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..CLOUDS


Contributing Factors

WEATHER CONDITION..FOG

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